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Criminology

Criminology is the scientific study of crime and criminals. In year 1, you will study the psychological and sociological theories of crime as well as how crime is perceived in society and the impact of the media and crime statistics. In year 2, you will investigate the different techniques used in a criminal investigation such as forensics, policing and the judiciary process. You will also consider the effectiveness of different strategies used to reduce criminality from custodial sentences and the impact of community orders. This applied general qualification is a WJEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to one full A-Level). You will be assessed through written exams and controlled assessment.

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Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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